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Trevor Ariza or Ron Artest?
Wednesday , Mar , 24 , 2010 Oly Sandor

Trevor Ariza or Ron Artest?

The Quick Hit: The powers that be within the Los Angeles Lakers should ask themselves this question: Why did they spend last summer ‘fixing’ what wasn’t broken?

Last July, after winning the NBA Title, the purple-and-gold decided not to re-sign blue-collar Trevor Ariza and instead inked Ron Artest to a multi-year deal for mid level exception money.

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Is Serge Ibaka Oklahoma City Thunder’s next star?
Monday , Mar , 22 , 2010 Oly Sandor

Is Serge Ibaka Oklahoma City Thunder’s next star?

The Quick Hit: It’s easy to overlook Serge Ibaka.

After all, the Oklahoma City Thunder is loaded with young stars: Kevin Durant is becoming an elite player; recently Russell Westbrook has shown the skill-set of a top table-setter; Jeff Green, in typical Georgetown Hoya fashion, is tough as nails; and James Harden has the makings of a smart, efficient scorer.

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Phoenix’s best move: not trading Amar’e Stoudemire
Thursday , Mar , 18 , 2010 Oly Sandor

Phoenix’s best move: not trading Amar’e Stoudemire

The Quick Hit: In the cut-throat, win-now, 24-7 news cycle world of professional basketball, NBA teams face intense pressure from fans to tinker, tweak, and, occasionally, blow-up the roster.

For instance, the Phoenix Suns, partly because of fan outcry, had been flip-flopping on whether to move Amar'e Stoudemire. Hours before the February 18th trade deadline, the club told their superstar he wouldn’t be changing areas codes. Then, at the last minute, the Houston Rockets made an offer: Shane Battier, Luis Scola and draft picks for Stoudemire.

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